Friday, 8 March 2019

Learning to Fly Just at the Moment

Hello friends, - hope life has been treating you well! This being Friday I have an other post to share, and trust me the title of this post is just a metaphore.
I have my usual calendar page to show and some further pages in my daily Midori sized journal. Let's start with the calendar page
Exceptionally I did not cover everything on the original page, as I quite liked some of it, but then I added further colour, using a little of my new Oxide sprays, some book paper and I finally pulled out a AALL&Create stamp designed by Tracey Evans and one of their stencils that I have had like forever.
I did the background stencilling partly with Gesso and partly with Distress Crayon and stamped the stamp first straight onto the page in Black Soot Archival, and then the flower part several times on old bookpaper.

I then fussy cut one of the flowers and glued it on top of the background, adding a bit of shadow to make it stick out more.
Here you can see a little of the original page peeping through.
I glued part of another flower behind one of Tim's paper dolls, who I gave a pair of butterfly wings to make her more whimsical. As you can see, she sits on some further strips of book paper and some washi tape. I also added some shadow again (I used Distress Crayon for that, wetting it with a little brush).
Finally some Tim Holtz sayings and a little bee wax seal (I am addicted to these and keep adding them to my pages), finished it all off.

Alright, that's the calendar page. There is not much to say on the pages of my daily journal I am sharing. As you can see I put them together with a mix of ephemera, washi tapes, stamps and some dried ferns here and there. The main thing is really the daily journaling...
On the final photo below you can also see some little journaling cards I made to have some more space to write.
Well, that's it for today, - enjoy the weekend and like always, thank you for taking the time to come by.


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal pages and love the setting you composed for them, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Both your calendar page and journal pages are fabulous Astrid. How are you finding the oxide sprays? I haven’t succumbed to them yet. I love the whimsical paper doll and that gorgeous bee wax seal, I really ought to search mine out and use. Well done on journaling every day, I just can’t find time but your pages are beautifully put together. Have a great weekend xxx

Annie said...

I adore your pages Astrid x Fantastic backgrounds, details and writing x
Have a lovely weekend xx

Huge hugs Annie xx

Rita said...

Good Morning Astrid. What wonderful pages you have created within this post. I love it all and I must try and brush up on things that I've missed in the last few months. Your artistic talent is perfect and you know how much I love your work. Enjoy your Weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful pages Astrid. I love the hint of blue design on the first journal page, and how you could still make a cool vintage page even with the slight modernity of that design. And the dried flowers on the second page as well as the vintage papers looks beautiful. I hope all is well and you are looking forward to a nice weekend. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful pages! I love the shade of blue that you created on your calender page, it looks amazing with the original page design peeping through and all those lovely layers of stencilling and stamping 😁. Using the book pages for the flowers and seat for your pretty winged paper doll was perfect too! I'm loving the bees wax seals that you used on both your calender and dairy pages, I can see why you would be addicted to using it 😉...they finish the pages beautifully! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic journal pages, Astrid!

Dorthe said...

Beautiful both your journal pages and the calender page , dear Astrid. I love the fairy-girl, and the flowers , on top of the blue , -- the soft adds on the dairy pages, of dried leaves, and lovely papers and prints. Must feel good writing thoughts there, every day . Hugs, Dorthe

Meggymay said...

Fabulous pages in both journals Astrid, there is always so many beautiful additions added to your projects for us to enjoy.
Yvonne xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I'm so envious of your journaling not to mention the daily journaling...amazing Astrid! LOVE the blue, and all the of art...every page!

Maryann Laursen said...

And thank YOU for taking the time to share all these beauties here with us too. I just LOVE everyhting here today ans I mean everything, both the colors the stamps and decor and everything really.
And a wonderful week-end to all looking in here as well, hope everyone is having a great time.

Unknown said...

superbe bravo

Redanne said...

The blue journal page is stunning Astrid, such a lovely restful colour and beautiful design. I always love seeing your journal pages and the wax seals are always so appealing (still have not found mine!). I also love the way you stage your photos, such a professional look. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen said...

Both is wonderful - your calendar page and journal pages - simply fabulous Astrid.
I really love the blue and neutral combination so much!
Happy weekend!

Kate Yetter said...

Your calendar page is wonderful. The colors, transparency of the background and the collaged images are beautiful. And your journals are always amazing with your collection of ephemera and embellishments. I love how you make everything look old yet artistically put together. Gorgeous!

Caty said...

Your pages are Gorgeous Astrid !! I love the so beautiful designs, colours and every element you have added, Amazing !
Wish you a very happy weekend
Big hugs, Caty

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love, love, love your pages Astrid. Both the calendar pages and your Journal are so gorgeous! Fabulous combination of colours and textures and I love the epehmera and embellies used! Love the staging of your photos too. You asked where I purchased my dip pens from. I bought them years ago from a little shop in Hahndorf but I cannot remember the name of the place. I do remember it was tucked away in one of the alleyways that run off the main street. Sorry I can't be more specific. Have a great week!! hugs xx

butterfly said...

So happy to have some time to browse the pages of your lovely journal, Astrid. I love the calendar page - the soft blue tones and the whimsically winged girl perched on her washi tape seat, and Tracy's daisies look gorgeous on the book pages. I see one of my favourite Leonardo women in the other pages, and lots of beautiful ephemera. I'm also enjoying your new(ish) photo set-ups with all the lovely objects around the projects. A lovely visit, thank you.
Alison x

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